Not a lot of new news.
We got a new motherboard for the system, and have installed it.... but it's not working. Which leads us to believe that its actually the powersupply thats shot. We're on the hunt for a compatible powersupply locally, but its probably not worth pouring more money into this box, so we're working on Plan B, which is to get the 3ware RAID controller installed in another system and get the data off the drives. This is complicated by the fact that we need to connect eight drives at a time and that the controller is PCI-X, a no-longer popular form factor.
If anyone in the Los Angeles area happens to have an idle server we could borrow for a few days with a PCI-X motherboard and at least 8 PATA bays, we'd love to hear from you. Drop us a line to webmaster at perl.org.
(We're trying to avoid Plan C, which involves taking images of all the drives one at a time and then gluing them together.)
We've initiated a plan to get rt.perl.org up and running again ASAP, and are dedicated to getting the pm.org (and other) data off these drives.